Author: Dale Blasingame

Daniel Ek Keynote

By Maira Garcia Daniel Ek, CEO of the European live streaming music site Spotify, gave the final keynote for SXSW Interactive 2010. He was interviewed by Eliot Van Buskirk of Wired.com. Currently, Spotify is only available in Europe but they are examining ways to have the site in the United States. The biggest issue for having the...

Hulu and Hollywood

Do you watch your favorite shows on Hulu? It’s a growing problem for show producers and networks alike. Advertising on Hulu has created some problems – mainly there isn’t enough of it – and networks own the site. So that’s exactly why Viacom pulled The Daily Show and Colbert Report off of Hulu. Why give...

Journalism Next with Mark Briggs

Mark Briggs from Serra Media calls his book “Journalism Next” a guidebook for digital reporting and publishing. Briggs was at SXSWi Tuesday morning to get journalists headed on the right track. “This isn’t the end of journalism,” Briggs said. “Instead, it’s an explosion of journalism – just in different forms.” Briggs made several key points...

Steven Masur on ISP Licensing

ISP licensing is a controversial topic. It essentially would apply the same fees that ASCAP charges bars and restaurants for music to people downloading music on the internet. In a book reading at SXSWi on Tuesday, Steven Masur talked about the options involving ISP licensing. One option is putting $1 fee on cell phone bill...

Keynote Address: Privacy vs. Publicity

It’s the constant battle of new media: Where do you draw the line between privacy and publicity? That was the subject of Saturday’s keynote address, delivered by Danah Boyd, social media researcher for Microsoft New England. She believes online privacy is not dead. However, she said privacy is understanding how technology flows. Boyd focused much...

RIP Jeff Goldblum

Remember when actor Jeff Goldblum died? It had to be true because I saw it on the internet. Problem was – it was a hoax. Stories like this can spread like wildfire with the help of social media such as Twitter. Goldblum himself had to go on Comedy Central and read his own obituary to...

From Blogger to Social Media Guru to Public Speaker

A lot of people have blogs these days. That means they have a voice – and that voice could earn them big bucks. In a SXSWi panel called “From Blogger to Social Media Guru to Public Speaker,” Nick Morgan and Tim Sanders discussed their advice for hitting it big in the world of public speaking....

Interview with "San Antonio’s Head Nerd" – Nan Palmero

Nan Palmero is referred to as the head nerd of San Antonio. He’s at SXSWi 2010 to cover the event for the San Antonio Express-News’ web site. I asked him about his thoughts so far, beating the CEO of 4square at 4square and how he and his friends are asking weird questions to internet celebrities.